GENERAL ELECTION

Public servants and civil servants go 'above and beyond'

By Rachael Shimmin | 03 July 2024

Rachael Shimmin pays tribute to the late civil servant Paul Rowsell for his work and to public servants 'who will continue to go above and beyond whatever the outcome of the election'.

RECRUITMENT

Project Z: Are you sending the right message?

By Chantelle Wooldridge | 26 June 2024

How can we attract and retain young people into the public sector? Chantelle Wooldridge outlines ...

FINANCE

King recognises council chiefs in honours

By Emily Twinch | 17 June 2024

Current and former local authority bosses have been recognised in this year’s King’s Birthday Hon...

CHILDREN'S SERVICES

Probing the profit motive

By Ann McGauran | 04 June 2024

The County Councils’ Network has set out a blueprint for sustainable council services, including...

CHILDREN'S SERVICES

Solving the price hike challenge

By Ann McGauran | 04 June 2024

Soaring demand for children’s care placements has driven a culture of profiteering providers and ...

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

Gove silent after LGA letter on Oflog

By Dan Peters | 04 June 2024

Local Government Association (LGA) leaders have failed to receive a reply from communities secret...

WHITEHALL

Hoare: We still want productivity plans

By Dan Peters | 30 May 2024

Local government minister Simon Hoare has insisted he still wants councils to draw up unpopular p...

SOCIAL CARE

Counties call for action in key election battlegrounds

By Simon Edwards | 28 May 2024

Simon Edwards outlines CCN members' asks of the General Election contenders ahead of polling day ...

COUNTY COUNCILS' NETWORK

Let's have a real conversation about money

By Rachael Shimmin | 07 May 2024

We need a serious, grown-up conversation about what kind of state we want, what kind of state we ...

COUNTY COUNCILS' NETWORK

EXCLUSIVE: Demand surges for UASC age assessments

By Martin Ford | 09 April 2024

Councils are struggling to cope with demand for age assessments of unaccompanied asylum-seeking c...

BUSINESS

Association in tax havens crackdown

By Mark Conrad | 08 April 2024

Council directors have praised the Children’s Homes Association (CHA) for tightening its membersh...